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Big I student semifinalist for scholarship

Yonas Soloman, a student at Independence High, was named a semifinalist for the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Soloman is one of 16 CMS students still in the running or the scholarship, which annually awards 800 scholarships worth $2.6 million to black high school seniors. The winners will be announced in April. […]

By |September 24th, 2008|Independence High School, Schools|0 Comments

Two debate for Guv tonight–no Perdue, though

Apparently Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bev Perdue melts if she participates in more than five debates. Tonight on WUNC TV, she will not take the stage with Republican Pat McCrory and Libertarian Mike Munger because she had committed to only five debates and tonight’s would make six. It makes sense: McCrory and Munger have more fiscal […]

By |September 24th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

CMS purchases diesel from CATS

If you think you have it bad trying to find gas these days, imagine trying to buy 18,000 gallons at a time like CMS!

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By |September 23rd, 2008|Schools|0 Comments

Arts council offers entrepreneur classes

The county Arts and Science Council is offering classes to help artists in various media start a business. The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute is a three-session, award-winning business development course. Visit ASC’s Web site to find out about course dates and costs.

By |September 23rd, 2008|Arts, Mecklenburg County|0 Comments

Recent NC poll has McCain, Obama tied; Dole with slight lead

With six weeks to go, North Carolinians still aren’t sure who they want to vote for. McCain and Obama are tied in the most recent Civitas Institute poll, while Elizabeth Dole leads Kay Hagen 43-41 in the Senate race. Obama has outspent McCain 10-1 in North Carolina according to some estimates.
“Sen. Obama has caught John […]

By |September 23rd, 2008|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Fire spotted during Big I fire drill

No one was hurt when an oven caught fire at Independence High School during a 9:15 am fire drill, reports WSOC-TV. The oven is in a classroom once used for home economics. A teacher spotted the smoke as students and teachers headed outside for fire drill. The fire was quickly extinguished.

By |September 22nd, 2008|Independence High School|0 Comments